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Five Months After Transferring To Iowa State, OL David Dawson Has Left The Program

Welp, lineman David Dawson didn’t stick around Ames for too long.

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When Michigan offensive lineman announced his transfer to Iowa State in January, it was a great pick up for the Cyclones. It looked like he would give coach Matt Campbell’s squad some instant depth this fall. However, that will not be happening. It is being reported that Dawson is no longer with the team, and hasn’t been for a couple of weeks.

“Better it happens now than during the season,” Campbell told the Des Moines Register.

As a graduate transfer, Dawson would have been eligible to play for the Cyclones right away. It is not exactly clear what prompted Dawson’s departure, or whether or not is was voluntary. Coach Campbell makes a good point, though. Better it happen now.

Dawson saw the field in 14 games in his four years at Michigan. After sitting out his freshman year, he saw game action five times as a sophomore, and six times at left guard his junior season. Last season played in three games and was moved to a tackle, and even played both ways against Rutgers.

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